The magazine advert, placed by The Circle of Raphael (CoR), promised that the ‘seven angels amulet’ would bring its owner ‘angelic blessings, guidance and peace’ – and bring them luck at ‘games of chance’ at the casino.
The talisman – the size of a 10p piece and which features an array of mystic symbols – is available in silver for £29 or nine carat gold for £120.
But the ASA ruled that the advert should not be used again, stating that it had breached honesty, truthfulness and substantiation clauses of the advertising code.
A spokesman for the ASA said: “The ASA noted CoR did not send evidence that showed the efficacy of the talisman.
“We reminded them that the Code required them to hold documentary evidence to support the claims made in their advertising.
“Because we had not seen evidence that demonstrated that the talisman would protect wearers from physical danger, bring luck in love and relationships, financial security, good health and happiness, good fortune in games of chance and help in career and work, we concluded that the claims had not been substantiated and the ad was therefore misleading.”
"President Obama deserves zero praise for this borderline accomplishment," Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) told reporters. "After all, if it weren’t for President Bush ordering the initial invasion of Iraq and making it his central foreign policy initiative, we wouldn’t be here right now awkwardly celebrating the muddled outcome of whatever the hell it is we’ve been doing over there for the past seven years."
Last American combat troops leave Iraq. I think President George W. Bush deserves some credit for victory.
The last US combat brigade in Iraq has left the country, seven years after the US-led invasion.
The 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, began crossing by land into Kuwait in the early hours of Thursday, a military spokesman said.
Some 50,000 US troops will remain until the end of 2011 to advise Iraqi forces and protect US interests.
A further 6,000 support troops will be in Iraq until the end of the month, when US combat operations will end.
At first, you might think the weirdest thing about this little caterpillar is its body—long and skinny, with a patch of legs at the front and a patch at the back, it does a lot of rearing up and strategically falling onto things. That last bit becomes important later.
See, this little Hawaiian caterpillar is a killer.